Citizens On Patrol Update

The President of Olds Citizens on Patrol hopes to have everything up and running by the New Year. Vince Clarke says in the meantime they will be working diligently and efficiently to get members out patrolling as quick as possible. He says C.O.P had another very successful informational meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at the Olds Fire Hall.

There were 30 people at the latest Citizens On Patrol informational meeting at the Olds Fire Hall on Tuesday, November 28th.
C.O.P President Vince Clarke says there is about a half dozen more people getting approved and their membership is growing every day.
Clarke says there were a lot of really good questions brought up on Tuesday night.
He encourages anyone who wants to make a difference to jump on board.
Clarke says it was another very successful informational meeting for C.O.P.
The next step is to get the volunteers trained, according to Clarke.


Community Facilitator Jennifer Lutz with the town of Olds says the Citizens on Patrol elections were held on November 28th. An executive committee and board was elected. Vincent Clarke was named C.O.P President. Other positions include Vice President Kyle Lamarsh, Secretary Jamie Trudgeon, and Treasurer Rob Kreese. Brian Johnson, Emery Hagerty, Shane Matchullis, Phyllis Horpenuk and Gord Bueckert are Directors at Large.

Councillor Heather Ryan is the town of Olds Liason and Constable Kurtis Milbrandt is the Olds RCMP Liason. Lutz adds they are both very committed to support the Citizens on Patrol program and there has been interest from the business community to ensure it succeeds.

The next C.O.P. meeting date is Tuesday, December 12th at the Olds Fire Hall.

Citizens on Patrol training delivered by the Olds RCMP Detachment staff is on Wednesday, December 13th from 5pm-8:30pm at the Olds Fire Hall. To register click here


Application forms are available at the Olds RCMP Detachment (5110 65 Ave) or Town Administration office (4512 46 Street) or if you would like more information about the program you can contact


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